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Asi@Connect Workshop in Afghanistan


IT managers in the public universities of Afghanistan are ready to jump up


  • When: 22-25 July 2017
  • Where: Kabul, Afghanistan
Twenty (20) IT managers from various public universities across Afghanistan were invited to 'the Capacity Development Workshop for AfgREN Network Engineers' during 22-25 July 2017 in the Ministry of Higher Education of Afghanistan(MoHE), Kabul, Afghanistan. The four(4)-day workshop was relatively short but informative opportunity for IT engineers and AfgREN, Afghanistan's national research and education network.




This workshop was organized by Manaka Technology Services in close coordination with the Directorate of IT of MoHE, and conducted as the Asi@Connect Capacity Building program. The workshop aimed to support Network Engineers, Managers/staff of Afghanistan Public Universities with their sufficient technical knowledge so that they can do their jobs for proper configuration, troubleshooting and maintenance of router and switches at their universities. The invited participants could gain theoretical and practical set of knowledges and skills on routing and switching topics. 


At the opening ceremony, Ms. Shukria Jamal, the IT director of MoHE, addressed the importance of this workshop, and requested the participants to gain much benefit from the programs. The workshops provided the participants with not only technical knowledge and practices, but also human networking opportunities, which will serve as the basis for a nationwide IT cooperation link among Afghanistan public universities. The participants expressed satisfaction with the workshop program and knowledge provided. After the all programs, certificates were awarded to those who successfully completed the lessons and tests.




AfgREN joined TEIN in 2013 during the 4th phase of theTEIN project and this workshop was the first official event in Afghanistan under the Asi@Connect project. Asi@Connect is designed to support capacity building and network-enabled applications with high societal impact, particularly in the least developed countries in the Asia-Pacific region. The project sets out to meet these objectives through Call for Proposals open to the wider R&E and networking community. This workshop was one of the selected programs as a result of the 1st call for proposal during the first half year of 2017. 


*Workshop Video clip: https://goo.gl/mksAUy














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